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Cleese in Davis by sighthound on 9 November 2009 12:40am
The report as promised:

Cleese appeared at the Mondavi Center on the U.C. Davis campus last night to a sell-out crowd of people from all age groups. Cleese kept joking about how he is such an old man now but he looked good, is moving well and kept everybody laughing for over two and 1/2 hours with just one small break (pretty good for an old man!)

It started out with an explanation of why he had to be there (to get our ticket money) by way of a funny vent of a slide show delinating exactly how much money his most recent ex-wife had made per hour of their marriage from the divorce settlement she got. The rest of the evening was a sort of travelogue through his entire life and career with side excursions into things like the nature of black comedy. It was peppered with a lot of very funny local jokes that showed he had done his homework extremely well.

There were a lot of photos and classic clips shown including many early pre-Python ones I'd not seen before. There were some wonderful reminiscences about his work with Feldman and Sellers that I'd not heard before and some very funny tales about working with Crichton on "Wanda".

Actually, it would not be hard to turn his presentation into a book which I am sure there are people urging him to do so, if you don't get a chance to see this show in its current tour, maybe you'll have a chance to read it. But, since the show got to the boondocks of Davis, it may very well get to town near you (and you will be able to thank that huge divorce settlement he has to pay off for it.)

Anyway, a good time was had by all....
Re: Cleese in Davis by mrsteabag on 9 November 2009 12:43am
OMG, what a scream that must have been about his ex-wives. Congrats on getting the tickets.
Re: Cleese in Davis by suzulu on 9 November 2009 12:42pm
Ooo, sounds like a great night! Glad you enjoyed it.

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